Following up on my post about being cautious regarding what you read on random websites about waist training and corsetry, the same issue came to mind today when reading my Cosco Connection magazine (who among us is NOT these days seeking wise ways to eat well yet save?). “Be cautious” — and more — seems to apply.
“New food labels: the Smart Choice?,” an article on page 15, mentions an initially laudatory program starting this year, initiated by the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference. It’s designed to “take the guesswork out of food choices, enabling people to make smarter food decisions and thus improve public health.”
Well and good. But on second thought, could this be just more pandering to the ‘want-it-now-too-lazy-to-do-my-homework’ Digital Generation? I was the more convinced when I read that labels will be on products from copanies such as Kraft, GM, Coke and Pepsi.
And at what price will these giant food companies permit the ADA to post its labels? And how could full-leaded Coke possibly “meet certain nutritional requirements” when that precise product is known to be among the top contributors to poor nutrition encouraging excess sugar consumption in an obesity-prone world?
Giving credit where credit is due, the article concluded by urging us to make meals from fresh ingredients at home. Those don’t need labels writting by others having dubious commitment to our health versus their profit. All ingredients might need is just a good recipe to follow from any cookbook published by Prevention magazine, my personal favorite source of healthy recipes.
I’d love to add more healthy recipes to my Corset Magic book this year, even perhaps prepare a supplement of recipes and cooking techniques that save calories in preparing healthy kinds of foods suitable for those in waist training. Care to submit recipes? If you do that by or before April 15, 2009 I’ll happily send you an updated copy of my book, and a special refrigerator reminder of the particular benefits of a well-toned, healthy body when you apply Corset Magic to it! Plus, enroll in our formal coaching program and receive a $50 discount on any waist-training quality corset ordered by April 15.